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Mystik Dan: Preakness Stakes Horse Odds, History and Prediction

FanDuel Staff
FanDuel Staff
Mystik Dan: Preakness Stakes Horse Odds, History and Prediction

The second leg of the Triple Crown, the 149th Preakness Stakes, is scheduled for Saturday, May 18th, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Preakness Stakes field of nine horses was drawn on Monday, May 13th.

Kentucky Derby winner Mystik Dan is in the field, looking to continue his bid for the Triple Crown.

Mystik Dan Preakness Stakes Odds and Post Position

Mystik Dan's morning line odds are 5-2.

Mystik Dan drew post position 5.

1Mugatu Jeff EnglerJoe Bravo20-1
2Uncle Heavy Robert E. Reid Jr.Irad Ortiz, Jr.20-1
3Catching Freedom Brad CoxFlavien Prat6-1
4Muth Bob BaffertJuan Hernandez8-5
5Mystik Dan Kenny McPeekBrian Hernandez Jr.5-2
6Seize the Grey D. Wayne LukasJaime Torres15-1
7Just Steel D. Wayne LukasJoel Rosario15-1
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Mystik Dan Horse Trainer and Jockey

Trainer Kenny McPeek now has wins at the Kentucky Derby (2024; Mystik Dan), Preakness Stakes (Swiss Skydiver; 2020), and Belmont Stakes (Sarava; 2002).

McPeek spoke with FanDuel TV's Scott Hazelton ahead of the Preakness about Mystik Dan.

Jockey Brian Hernandez Jr.'s Kentucky Derby win was his first win in a Triple Crown race, but he also led Creative Minister to a third-place result in the 2022 Preakness Stakes.

Mystik Dan Race History

Mystik Dan was in great form entering the Kentucky Derby and cashed in on the form with a victory, his third career victory.

Speed Scores via Equibase.

Speed Score
5/4/2024Churchill DownsKentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Gr. 1)1109
3/30/2024Oaklawn ParkArkansas Derby (Gr. 1)3106
2/3/2024Oaklawn ParkSouthwest Stakes (Gr. 3)1110
1/1/2024Oaklawn ParkSmarty Jones Stakes (Listed)591
11/25/2023Churchill DownsAllowance Optional Claiming571
11/12/2023Churchill DownsMaiden Special Weight1100
10/22/2023KeenelandMaiden Special Weight287

Mystik Dan Preakness Stakes Prediction and Pick

Mystik Dan now has three straight races with a 100-plus Speed Score, a mark he has reached in four of his seven career races.

In the Preakness field, no other horse has more than two races with a 100-plus Speed Score (Muth and Imagination have two apiece).

Mystik Dan's blazing average in his last three starts (108.3 average Speed Score) is a full 13.0 points higher than the field average's last three.

He's a favorite for a reason -- and it's not just the Kentucky Derby win.

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